Monday, April 25, 2005

Donuts and Malnutrition Create Agressive Kids

"A new study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry shows that children who experience malnutrition exhibit strikingly increased behavioral disorders and aggressive behavior as they grow older. Children who suffered certain nutritional deficiencies demonstrated a shocking 41% increase in aggression at age eight, and at age 17, they demonstrated a 51% increase in violent and antisocial behaviors.

"What specific nutrients were missing from their diets? Zinc, iron, B vitamins and protein.

"Zinc is perhaps the single most common nutritional deficiency in the American population. Estimates are that more than 80% of the population is deficient in zinc. As a result of that deficiency, people's immune systems are impaired, they're not able to resist infectious diseases such as influenza, they're not able to heal their wounds as quickly.

"At the same time we have B-vitamin deficiencies. The two most common ingredients in our foods seem to be white flour and sugar. When a person eats a donut, that donut depletes the body of B vitamins.
P.S. Add up the U.S. RDA numbers on the labels of all the foods you consume, and you'll find out that if you're going to meet the minimum requirements set by the U.S. government for preventing chronic disease, you're going to have to eat, on average, 10,000 calories a day of grocery store foods. That's 500% more food than an average person eats.


Anonymous Anonymous said...


Great article! WHOLE FOODS, it's the only answer. I'm not advocating all raw foods (yet) but other than Vitamin C, alomost all other vitamins can be obtained by a diet rich in organicaly grown (but tested): beef (or other meat), Fish (wild, not aquaculture), fruits (like Dates and Plantains), and WHOLE grains like rye, barly, "brown" rice WHEATGRASS, Tubers like Sweet Potatoes, and get your organic leafy greens.

Aviod nightshades :White potaoes, Eggplant and tomatos.

Aviod ALL highly proccessed foods, all forms of MSG and unfermented SOY, also never, ever eat at franchise restraunts! has more info on a haelthy diet. Kudo's Gulu/Wag!

The Virginian

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